I'm serious about that... here are the facts of the outcome when you do as written by Kenn Nesbitt...
Don't ever ask a centipede to play a game of soccer. Remember, he has 50 pairs of sneakers in his locker. He dribbles 50 soccer balls with 50 pairs of shoes, and kicks them all concurrently. He doesn't often lose. He's such a fierce competitor that, if you ever meet, at first you'll see his hundred legs and then you'll see defeat.
My niece's year two class had to learn this poem, the best person was picked out to perform it on assemble in front of the whole school... guess who's bad? My niece got the role... well someone else was almost as good as she was so she shared the stage with her. I had to listen to it over and over again as she memorized it, fell in love with it and now it's stuck in my head thus i decided to be a dear and share it, cos really, it is good advice.
almost as good as the next I'll be sharing.
Don't ever play a game of soccer/temptation with the devil... he has thousand cunning ways up his sleeves to get you falling hard. He kicks, and he kicks hard, not one at a time but concurrently, you get dizzy trying to play the defense.
Thus the good book warns... 'Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.' James 4:7(kjv)
This is the one area where you're permitted to be a coward, there's nothing to be brave about when it comes to beating the devil at his own game.
Know your strengths enough to get you doing a quick spin and running when you see this fierce tempter/competitor coming your way.
You may claim to be strong, but trust me, your strength sometimes isn't half as smart as the devils cunning. '... if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall!' 1 Corinthians 10:12
Many mighty men of God have fallen flat in the face in this game, you can too even if you're a devil binding, tongue speaking, religious addict.
He just knows what to do to get his ball in the court and then he gets you to a place where you feel too tired and ashamed of your defeat you never want to get up again. You're on the floor, watching him score over and over again because you feel you've lost already.
But I'll let you in on something, just maybe you played the game with him, and you lost, after he dribbled you all the way to the score line... don't give up just yet. There's a little rule in the game that his cunning has hidden from you. 'for though a righteous man falls seven times, he rises again, but the wicked are brought down by calamity.' Proverb 24:16
That's the rule, you can get up again when and if you fall... remember this and get up, sprint as fast as you can out of the field. That beats him at his own game, makes you a winner even in the face of his own victory.
"Refusing to stay down denies your enemy permission to sabotager your destiny" Steve Whyte